Events

March 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Milan Vaishnav Senior Fellow, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Center for the Advanced Study of India
Location: 3600 Market St, Suite 560 (5th flr)
CASI (Center for the Advanced Study of India)
Description: The first comprehensive study of the nexus between crime and democracy in India.In India, the world’s largest democracy, the symbiotic relationship between crime and politics raises complex questions. For instance, how can free and fair democratic elections exist alongside rampant criminality? Why do political parties actively recruit candidates with reputations for wrongdoing? Why do voters elect (and even reelect) them, to the point that a third of state and national legislators assume office with pending criminal charges?In this eye-opening book, political scientist Milan Vaishnav takes readers deep into the marketplace for criminal politicians by drawing on fieldwork on the campaign trail, large surveys, and an original database on politicians’ backgrounds. The result is the first systematic study of an issue that has profound implications for democracy both with and beyond India’s borders.
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March 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Long-Acting Contraception in the United States: A Comparative Perspective
Mieke Eeckhaut Assistant Professor - University of Delaware, Sociology & Criminal Justice
PSC Spring 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 103
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March 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Natalie Young P.h.D. Student - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 5th Floor McNeil
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March 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
John Hagan John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law - Northwestern University
Location: 169 McNeil
Description: Prison as Prologue: Criminal Justice Reform & The Children of the Mass Incarceration Era
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March 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Carlos de la Torre Professor of Sociology - University of Kentucky
Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Latin American & Latino Studies Program
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April 3, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Happiness Gap in an Era of Growing Income Inequality: 1972-2014.
John Iceland Professor of Sociology and Demography - Penn State University
PSC Spring 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 103
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April 5, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Ji Eun
Location: 5th Floor McNeil
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April 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Leslie McCall Professor of Sociology - Northwestern University
Location: 169 McNeil
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April 7, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
WICshops | Location: WIC Seminar Room, rm 124, VPDLC
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
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April 10, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Health Implications of Black Respectability Politics
Hedwig (Hedy) Lee Associate Professor - University of Washington
PSC Spring 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 103
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April 12, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Megan Reed P.h.D. Candidate - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 5th Floor McNeil
Description: "Determinants of Women's Autonomy in India"
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April 17, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
PAA Practice Talks
Speakers To Be Announced - University of Pennsylvania
PSC Spring 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 103
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April 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Emily Hannum Associate Director, Population Studies Center, Professor of Sociology & Education - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 5th Floor McNeil
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April 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cynthia Feliciano Associate Professor of Sociology - University of California, Irvine
Location: 169 McNeil
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April 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
African Migration in Europe: Living between Here and There
Cris Beauchemin Researcher - Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques (INED)
Location: McNeil 103
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April 27, 2017 9:00 AM - April 29, 2017 5:00 PM
Location: Chicago, IL
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October 29, 2017 - November 4, 2017
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Description: The IUSSP International Population Conference is a major international event drawing over 2,000 scientists, policy makers and practitioners in the global population community to meet and address issues of common concern.  The Conference takes place once every four years, providing a unique forum for population experts to take stock of recent research on population trends and issues and to debate possible actions and policy responses to the challenges posed by population phenomena. The Conference will include invited plenary debates and panel discussions on population and sustainable development issues as well as over 240 scientific sessions featuring the results of recent research from around the globe. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics including international migration, sexual and reproductive health, poverty and inequality, population and environment interactions, the consequences of population ageing and issues related to children and youth, education, the labour force, and gender and human rights. There will also be a set of sessions on Population and Policy Challenges in Africa. Attention to advances in methods and data measuring population phenomena and evaluating progress towards health and development goals such as the SDGs will be a key concern cutting across all sessions.  In addition, there will be exhibits, side meetings and training sessions. The Conference is open to all members of the population community and draws in experts working in research, teaching, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as the private sector including publishing companies and the media. Institutions working in the population field are encouraged to organise exhibits, side meetings, and training workshops or become an institutional sponsor. Further information on these opportunities will be posted on this website.
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